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Article ID: 5493

Older moms have favorite children and admit it

Cornell University

Cornell University gerontologist finds that 80 percent of older moms have favorite children and most children think -- wrongly -- that they are it. Moms tend to favor children who had problems out of their control.

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Probability chart for a 'white' Thanksgiving

Cornell University

A probability chart developed by the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University shows the chances of a 'white' Thanksgiving. The chart gives the probability of one-inch or more of snow on the ground Thanksgiving morning.

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African American Males More Likely Than Any Other Group to Lose Motivation to Succeed in School by Twelfth Grade

American Psychological Association (APA)

African American boys, compared with Whites, Hispanics and African American girls, are "particularly and perhaps uniquely" vulnerable to "academic disidentification," the phenomenon in which success or failure in school ceases to matter to the student. The finding comes from a four-year study of nearly 25,000 high school students across the United States and is reported in the December issue of the Journal of Educational Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA).

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Article ID: 5489

Purdue Researchers Track Oil Spill's Effects on Sea Otters

Purdue University

Studies on the health of sea otters in Alaska are helping scientists understand how an ecosystem responds to an environmental disaster. Paul W. Snyder, a Purdue University veterinary pathologist, is studying the effects that the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound has had on the Alaskan sea otter population.

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Article ID: 5481

New Scientist Tip Sheet for 11-19-97

New Scientist

New Scientist Tip Sheet for 11-19-97

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20-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5478

For street kids streets are mean, but they may be better than home

University of Washington

The picture of life on the streets for children in the late 20th century drawn from a University of Washington psychologist is a horrifying one. Violence in ;the form of physical and sexual abuse are rampant, as are suicide attempts, mental and emotional disorders, and drug and alcohol abuse. But those conditions may be an improvement over those found at home.

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20-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5477

Even in Roman Times, Human Activity Altered Atmospheric Composition

American Chemical Society (ACS)

WASHINGTON -- The chemical analysis of a 9000-foot core taken from the Greenland ice sheet has now uncovered unequivocal evidence of large-scale atmospheric lead pollution in the Northern Hemisphere dating to 300 A.D. And the source has been traced to ancient Carthaginian and Roman mines in Spain, according to Dr. Kevin J. Rosman of the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. Rosman's group, along with colleagues from the Domaine Universitaire in France, report their results in the December issue of Environmental Science & Technology, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

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20-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5476

Global Warming: UD and Lincoln University researchers track carbonís path through coastal waters

University of Delaware

A University of Delaware researcher has joined forces with a Lincoln University colleague to win a major U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant that ultimately may help improve the accuracy of global warming predictions.

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20-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 5475

New Study Says A Child's Level of Masculinity is Central to Determining His or Her Response to Competition

Colgate University

From science fairs to spelling bees, children's efforts are often propelled by the desire to win against others. A new study suggests that a child's level of masculinity is central to determining his or her response to competition.

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Article ID: 5473

Jane Goodall To highlight First National College "Roots and Shoots" Environmental Summit

Texas Christian University

Primate researcher Jane Goodall will speak to the nation's first college Roots and Shoots environmental summit to be held at Texas Christian University Nov. 21-23. The summit, organized by students at TCU, will bring 50 delegates from colleges and universities around the nation to learn more about environmental issues and how to start Roots and Shoots chapters on their own campuses.

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19-Nov-1997 12:00 AM EST
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